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What is an Entertainment Lawyer?

An entertainment lawyer provides expert advice on legal matters within the entertainment, arts, media and creative industries. They offer a range of legal services to artists, talent management companies, media organisations and anyone involved in the entertainment industry.

This field of the law covers a range of legal areas including commercial law, employment, and intellectual property. From film and radio, to theatre and video games, our lawyers can assist with all your entertainment law related matters.

If you are an entertainer, a talent manager or work within the entertainment industry, you will benefit from consultation with a lawyer experienced in entertainment law. At LawPath, our networks of lawyers include lawyers with expertise in entertainment law that operate on a fixed-fee basis.


When will I need an Entertainment Lawyer?

As a performer, it is important that your contractual obligations are fair and beneficial to your interests. If you are talent manager or company, proper legal advice and having the right legal documents in place can protect your business from costly litigation. The following are instances where you will benefit from engaging with an experienced entertainment lawyer:

  • If you need a performance contract drafted or reviewed;
  • If you require advice or a review of a merchandising and sponsorship contract;
  • If you need legal assistance in the course of contractual negotiations;
  • If you need advice regarding employment agreements;
  • If you need to protect your company’s or your own intellectual property;
  • If you need assistance with merchandising, marketing and licensing;
  • If you need advice on creative rights and agreements;
  • If you need advice in relation to defamation proceedings; or
  • Any advice on an entertainment law matter.

Whether you are a managing talent or are the talent, it is important to be aware of all your legal options. Connecting with an entertainment lawyer will ensure that you have the right legal documents in place and are legally protected.


What is the Benefit of Hiring an Entertainment Lawyer

As the entertainment industry covers a variety of legal areas, such as contract law and intellectual property, you will benefit from consultation with an experienced entertainment lawyer. If you receive a performance contract, it is important that the terms of the agreement are clear and that you are aware of your obligations. Alternatively, as an entertainment company you will want to have the right legal documents in place to protect your business interests.

Hiring an entertainment lawyer will provide you with the right guidance on your best course action and make sure that you or your business are legally compliant.


What will they provide?

Our experienced entertainment lawyers can provide advice on any entertainment-related legal matter. They will provide you or your business with the right legal solutions for your needs. This includes the formation of performance and employment agreements, protection of your intellectual property and the review of sponsorship and merchandising deals.


How much does it cost to hire an Entertainment Lawyer?

Connecting with an entertainment lawyer will provide you with the appropriate support you will need to overcome any legal issues that may arise. Our networks of entertainment lawyers work on a fixed-fee basis. At LawPath, we’ll provide you with fixed-price quotes from lawyers best suited to your needs, with expertise in entertainment law.

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